Seven amazing Anglo Saxon objects were found in the Leeds Metropolitan District by a metal detectorist in 2008.
Four of the objects are gold rings, two of which are of the highest quality from this period, along with a gold brooch fragment, a gold ingot fragment and a lead spindle whorl.
The ‘find’, known as the West Yorkshire Hoard, was acquired by Leeds Museums & Galleries in 2012 after going through the Treasure process. We raised money to keep them in Leeds from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), The Headley Trust, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Friends of Leeds City Museums, and The Goldsmiths’; Company, as well as generous donations from local societies and the public.
See the West Yorkshire Hoard on display at Leeds City Museum. A selection of objects from the Hoard are also available to view on Google Arts & Culture.